- Area: 1.066 square miles
- Population: 18,962
North Central Population Density: 17,794 people per square mile San Mateo Population Density: 8,473 people per square mileLearn more about our neighborhood statistics (City-Data.com)
City & County Resources
- City of San Mateo (en Español)
- Downtown San Mateo
- Community Development – Planning Department Updates
- Browse and register for City of San Mateo Parks & Recreation Classes
- San Mateo Public Library (55 W 3rd Ave): iPhone App
- San Mateo County
- San Mateo History Museum
- San Mateo County Event Center
Littering & Dumping
Take the Pledge to Love North Central & join us for a Neighborhood Clean Up Day!
(650) 595-3900 Recology
Schedule free curbside pick ups for bulk items twice a year
(650) 522-7300 Public Works
Report illegal dumping on public property online or clogged storm drain. Request shopping cart retrieval.
(650) 522-7150 Code Enforcement
Report dumping on private property.
FREE toxic drop off at SMC Health (32 Tower Rd) dump your old paint and cleaners, aerosol spray cans, chemicals. Schedule online: www.smchealth.org/hhw
Free Mattress Drop-Off @ San Carlos Transfer Station located in the San Carlos Environmental Center, 333 Shoreway Road, San Carlos
Monday – Friday: 6:00 am – 6:00 pm, Saturday – Sunday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
HIP housing is a readily available resource for low-cost housing in San Mateo and helps provide a home for over 1,000 people every year through he property it owns and manages, it’s Home Sharing, Self-Sufficiency, and reverse Mortgage Consumer Counseling programs.
Minor Home Repair Program offers home repairs to improve health and safety, housing accessibility modifications, and energy efficiency retrofit measures to income qualified individuals.
- Caltrain System Map and Schedules
- 511.org — public transit trip planner
- Or get walking, driving, biking, or public transit directions from Google maps
- City Bike Share Program
- Pedestrian & Bike-friendly Trip Planner
- Featured Bike Routes
- Police non-emergency line: (650) 522-7700
- North Central Lieutenant Ryan Monaghan (Area 2): email@example.com, (650) 522-7683
- Sign up for Nixel to receive alerts from City of San Mateo Police
- Register for SMC ALERT, an alert notification system used to immediately contact you during urgent or emergency situations.
- Sign up for a FREE Get Ready Disaster Preparedness Class
Your involvement in Neighborhood Watch will directly affect the crime rate of your North Central neighborhood. On average, Neighborhood Watch Blocks are 84% safer than non-Neighborhood Watch Blocks (Department of Justice, 2012). Find out why! Neighborhood Watch Presentation